ESO Office and Hotel Complex Cerro Paranal (Chile)

Project Description

Office and hotel complex with a visitor centre for the ESO-observatory on the Cerro Paranal in Chile. Reinforced concrete sturcture with a steel structure for the dome roofing clad with polycarbonate 
(dome diameter: 35 m).


European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching


Auer + Weber, Munich

Gross Area / Volume

12.000 m² / 75.000 m³


1998 - 2000

Cinema Movie

ESOcast 1: James Bond at Paranal (>> external link)

Movie scene from James Bond "Quantum of Solace" (>> external link)

Book Reference

"1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die: The World's Architectural Masterpieces", Mark Irving (Editor), published October 23rd 2007 by Universe.